"Brilliant readings of Whitman's poems demonstrate his American vision and style and vividly convey their poignance and sheer power. Whitman's sources, including Emerson, the King James Bibe, opera, and political oratory, are revealed."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, Walt Whitman, poetry Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
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With study guideNarrator, Dallie Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryWalter Kerr interviews 'LANGSTON HUGH./' who discusses sources of his early poetry and presents reasons for his use of Negro life in his literary works. Reveals how and why some of his books came to be produced and comments on the position of the Negro writer in America. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, Poetry, Poetry Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
"People think it's easy to make a poem ..." When she talks about the obstacles a poet faces, Muriel Rukeyser mentions misunderstanding--misunderstanding from oneself, one's family, the audience. Rukeyser strives to overcome these and more recent barriers to her poetry, two disabling strokes. In a life filled with the making of poems, she writes, she rewrites, she reads extensively from her works, and she encourages aspiring poets Search Educational Film Journals at Media History... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980, Poets, American, Series: The Writer in... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Poetry Denise Levertov and Charles Olson Interviews Richard Wilbur and Robert Lowell. Explores their interests in poetic expression and the origins of the ideas in their respective poems. Wilbur reads On the marginal way, Love calls us to the things of this world, and Advise to a prophet. Lowell reads Water, Soft wood, A flaw, Fall, 1961 and The opposite house. Topic: Poetry Denise Levertov and Charles Olson
Gives insight into Latin America's temperament through the life and writings of contemporary South American poet Pablo Neruda. Narrated by Pablo Neruda and Anthony Quayle. Discusses the artistic and photographic arts that came with the settling of the early West and the two major sources that nurtured them--the United States Government and the eastern newspapers. Pictures works by artists John M. Stanley, Frederick Remington, Charlie Russell, and Cassily Adams, and by photographers William H.... Topics: I am Pablo Neruda, Latin America, Poetry, United States of America (USA), Communications...